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The Performance Equation: Behaviour = f (Person x Environment)

The Performance Equation:Behaviour = f (Person x Environment) The equation B= f (P x E) was proposed by Lewin (1936) although he did not specify how the interaction between the person and the environment would occur. The model below is an expanded and organisationally oriented interpretation of Lewin’s original model. At the core of the …

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Ageism and the changing face of business – Perspectives from Australia and Asia Pacific

Ageism and the changing face of business – Perspectives from Australia and Asia Pacific Ageism is a discriminatory attitude broadly defined as prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age, in practice it can involve discriminating against younger, not just older workers, though the latter is the more usual connotation. The online Oxford …

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The Director’s Dilemma – February 2019 Edition

The Director’s Dilemma – February 2019 Edition This edition of the newsletter was first published on The Director’s Dilemma website and the full newsletter is available for viewing here. To subscribe to future editions of the newsletter, click here The Director’s Dilemma – February 2019 This month our case study protagonist faces a dilemma caused by board …

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Leaders Who Inspire: Accelerating the Path to Gender Coherence

Leaders Who Inspire: Accelerating the Path to Gender Coherence Sonal Agrawal contributed to the inaugural edition of the LinkedIn “Leaders Who Inspire” yearbook, and joins 16 other elected business leaders from around Asia-Pacific and China and delves in her insights on the areas of Business & Technology, People and Leadership. Sonal Agrawal focuses on “Accelerating the path …

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Attracting Talent Beyond Just a Paycheck: How Purpose, Meaning and Fun Drives Visionary Leadership

Attracting Talent Beyond Just a Paycheck: How Purpose, Meaning and Fun Drives Visionary Leadership  Boards today speak about protecting their culture, or protecting their brand. The word culture, to me, is a more central concept. Companies that are known for a “good culture” attract smart, talented people who want to grow and be a valued …

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The Road Up

The Road Up Last year I hosted a round table of 26 male and female executives from major Australian companies exploring the issue of gender diversity and what can be done to increase it at the leadership level. I discovered that most of the companies represented seem to focus on mentoring as the key and …

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No Silver Bullet

No Silver Bullet If only there was a simple answer to the conundrum of stimulating creativity and innovation all boards would achieve transformational success. Alas, the business environment is more complicated and there is no silver bullet to kill the spectre of disruption. Boards sit and watch as their advantages are chipped away by nimbler, …

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